Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas

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Cover of the third edition of Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas, 1896.

Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas was a major cartographic work (general atlas) published in several German and foreign editions 1881 - 1937. It was named after Richard Andree (1835-1912) and published by Velhagen & Klasing, Bielefeld and Leipzig, Germany.

By using chromolithography, rather than copper plate engraving, but reproducing the maps from zinc plates that were etched in relief (just like letterpress printing), V & K was able to offer detailed maps at a much lower price than competing works, such as the 7th and 8th editions of Stielers Handatlas. The 1937 edition of Andrees Handatlas was printed using offset printing.

Editions[edit]

The first edition appeared in 1881.[1]:567 The 4th and 5th editions were edited by Carl Paul Albert (1851-1912);[1]:568–569 the 6th through 8th editions, by Ernst Ambrosius;[1]:569–570 and the final edition, by Konrad Frenzel. Cartographers were G. Jungk (†1932), R. Kocher, E. Umbreit (†1904), T. Adolph (†1930), H. Mielisch (†1925), and K. Tänzler (†1944)[1]:586 although production of a number of maps was contracted out to geographical institutes like Peip, Wagner & Debes, Sternkopf, Sulzer.

Editions of Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas
Date Edition Edition Main Maps Side Maps Names Revisions, Notes
1881 [1st] - 86 - - -
1887 2nd Zweite 120 + 2 - - 1889, 1890
1887 - Supplement 33 - - For owners of the 1st edition.
1893 3rd Dritte 91 86 - 1896
1893 - Supplement 64 - - For owners of the 1st and 2nd editions.
1899 4th Vierte 126 137 - 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904
1899 - Supplement 53 - - For owners of the 2nd and 3rd editions.
1906 5th Fünfte1 139 161 - 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913
1914 6th Sechste2 221 192 - -
1921 7th Siebente2 228 215 - 1921
1922 8th Achte2 228 198 - 1924, 1924, 1928
1922 - Ergänzungsband 62 - - Supplement, for earlier editions.
1930 8th Achte2 231 211 300,000 5th revision
1937 [9th] Ausgewählte3 100 - - -
1Jubiläumsausgabe (jubilee, or anniversary, edition).

2Namenverzeichnis (names index) in a separate volume.

3Selected, or concise, edition, in one volume.

Editions for other countries were also issued:

  • Österreichisch-Ungarischer (Austrian-Hungarian) editions were published in Vienna in 1881, 1889, 1893, 1903, and 1913.[1]:615–617
  • Four editions of Andree's Stora Handatlas were published in Stockholm (1881, 96 pages of maps; 1899 andra, 130 large maps and 140 inset maps; 1907 tedje, 143 large maps and 163 inset maps), with additional maps of Scandinavia; and 1924.[1]:608 The verso text and the introductory material was in Swedish.
  • The maps of Andree's atlas were used for Cassell's Universal Atlas, which was published in London in 1891-1893 using maps printed in Leipzig in English; and for the Times Atlas of 1895-1900.[1]:610–613
  • French editions were published from 1882 onwards.[1]:608
  • Italian editions were published in 1899 and 1915.[1]:613
  • Danish editions were published in 1882 and, after the Schleswig plebiscite, 1923.[1]:621
  • Norwegian editions were published in 1882 and 1923.[1]:622
  • A Finnish edition was published in 1899.[1]:623

Editions of a Geographisches Handbuch (Geographical Handbook) for Andrees Handatlas were issued in 1882, 1894 (1st edition),[1]:635 1895 (2nd edition), 1898-1899 (3rd), 1902 (4th) and 1909 (5th).

Other well-known titles of Velhagen & Klasing were Putzgers (after F.W. Putzger, †1913) Historischer Schulatlas (Historical School Atlas; 1877, as Historischer Weltatlas or Historical Worldatlas; 100th ed. 1979), Grosser Volksatlas (Large Peoples Atlas, 1935)[1]:626 and Grosser Wehratlas (Large Military Atlas, 1937).[1]:629 Founded 1835, the firm was taken over by F. Cornelsen in 1954, and is now fully merged into that company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Espenhorst, Jürgen (2003). Petermann's Planet, vol. 1. Pangaea Verlag. ISBN 978-3-930401-35-2. 

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